1 Use of skateboards and roller blades in Central
2 Parades and assemblages.
3 Engine braking (Jake braking).
4 Loud sound amplification systems prohibited.
5 Operation of vehicles principally used in playing golf prohibited.
15 Village parking lots; prohibition against parking during certain
16 Prohibited standing or parking places.
17 Manner of parallel and angle parking; disabled persons.
18 Snow emergencies.
19 Parking of commercial and heavy vehicles.
20 Angle parking of motorcycles.
Disposition of unclaimed vehicles see Ohio R.C. 737.32, 4513.61 et seq.
Burden of proof see Ohio R.C. 2901.05
Arrest without warrant for misdemeanor see Ohio R.C. 2935.03
Right of trial by jury see Ohio R.C. 2945.17
Time within which hearing or trial must be held see Ohio R.C. 2945.71
Extension of time for hearing or trial see Ohio R.C. 2945.72
Discharge for delay in trial see Ohio R.C. 2945.73
Uniform application of Ohio Traffic Law see Ohio R.C. 4511.06
Power to regulate processions or assemblages - see Ohio R.C. 4511.07
Authority of arresting officer when radar, electrical or mechanical timing
device used see Ohio R.C. 4511.091
Marking motor vehicles used by traffic officers see Ohio R.C. 4549.13
Distinctive uniform required for traffic officers see Ohio R.C. 4549.15
Parking Enforcement Unit - see ADM. 248.04
Motorcycle defined see TRAF. 402.23
Parking defined - see TRAF. 402.26
Sidewalk obstructions; damage or injury - see GEN. OFF. 660.10
Stop defined - see TRAF. 402.45
Stopping and standing defined - see TRAF. 402.47
1 USE OF SKATEBOARDS AND ROLLER BLADES IN CENTRAL BUSINESS
|| No person shall ride or operate a skateboard or roller blades on any
street or sidewalk in the Central Business District of the Village.
|| Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and
shall be subject to the penalty provided in ' 408.01.
(Ord. 93 11, passed 10 11 1993)
2 PARADES AND ASSEMBLAGES.
|| No person shall conduct or participate in any parade, procession or
assemblage upon any street or highway, or block off any street or highway
area without first obtaining a permit from the Mayor or Chief of Police.
||Applications for such
permits shall be made on such forms as may be prescribed and shall
contain such information as is reasonably necessary to a fair
determination of whether a permit should be issued. Applications
shall be filed not less than five days before the time intended
for the parade, procession or assemblage.
|| The permit may be refused or cancelled if the resultant conditions
would unreasonably hinder the movement of traffic or would require the
diversion of such number of police officers or firefighters so as to
deprive the municipality of normal police and fire protection, or would be
reasonably likely to provoke disorderly conduct or create a disturbance.
|| The permit or any order accompanying it may limit or prescribe
reasonable conditions, including the hours, the places of assembly and of
dispersal, the route of march or travel and the streets, highways or
portions thereof which may be used or occupied.
(Ord. 86 13, passed 7 14 1986)
| Penalty, see
408.01 and 408.02
3 ENGINE BRAKING (JAKE BRAKING).
|| The practice of engine braking
(jake braking) is hereby prohibited
within the Village limits.
|| The Village Administrator is hereby directed to erect signs at the
Village corporation limits informing motorists of the prohibition against
the use of engine brakes.
|| Whoever violates division (a) hereof is guilty of a minor
misdemeanor and shall be subject to the penalty provided in 408.01.
(Ord. 98 4, passed 4 27 1998)
4 LOUD SOUND AMPLIFICATION SYSTEMS PROHIBITED.
|| No person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street, highway,
alley, parking lot or driveway shall operate or permit the operation of
any sound amplification system from within the vehicle so that the sound
is plainly audible at a distance of 50 or more feet from the vehicle. Such
prohibition shall apply when the motor vehicle is stopped, standing,
parked or moving on a street, alley, parking lot or driveway.
|| As used in this section, "sound amplification system@ means
any radio, tape player, compact disc player, loudspeaker or other
electronic device used for the amplification of the human voice or music.
|| As used in this section,
"plainly audible" means any sound produced
by a sound amplification system which can be clearly heard at a distance
of 50 feet or more. Measurement standards shall be the auditory senses,
based upon direct line of sight. Words and phrases need not be discernible
and bass reverberations are included.
||It is an affirmative defense to a charge under this section that
the operator was not otherwise prohibited by law from operating the sound
amplification system and that any of the following applies:
|| The system was being operated to request medical or vehicular
assistance or to warn of a hazardous road condition;
|| The vehicle was an emergency or public safety vehicle;
|| The vehicle was owned and operated by a political subdivision or a
gas, electric, communications or refuse company; or
|| The vehicle was used in an authorized public activity, such as a
parade, fireworks exhibition, sports event, musical production or other
activity which had the approval of the department of the Village
authorized to grant such approval.
|| Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and
shall be subject to the penalty provided in '408.01.
(Ord. 98 8, passed 7 2 1998)
5 OPERATION OF VEHICLES PRINCIPALLY USED IN PLAYING GOLF
|| The use of any vehicle principally used in the playing of golf,
including motorized golf carts, regardless of how powered, are prohibited
on any street or highway or right-of-way or property owned or controlled
by the Village of Grand Rapids within the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio.
|| Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be fined not
more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) nor imprisoned by more than ten
days or both. (Ord.
2008-4, passed 9-8-2008)
15 VILLAGE PARKING LOTS; PROHIBITION AGAINST PARKING
DURING CERTAIN HOURS.
||The following parking lots
owned and operated by the Village are hereby established:
||Parking Lot No. 1.
Front Street from Wapakoneta Road to Beaver Street;
||Parking Lot No. 2.
The Village lot on the north side of Front Street,
directly west of the railroad tracks;
||Parking Lot No. 3.
The Village property on the north side of Front Street,
directly east of the railroad tracks; and
||Parking Lot No. 4.
The Village property south of Front Street, located
between Mill and Beaver Streets.
||There shall be no parking
in the village parking lots during the times as set forth in Part
Four, Appendix B, Schedule I.
||The Village Administrator
shall post at least four signs publicly displaying the restricted
hours of parking on Village Parking Lot No. 1, and at least one
sign notifying the public of the restricted hours for Village
Parking Lots Nos. 2, 3 and 4. The signs shall bear the words:
||Parking Lot No. 1.
"No parking between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 4:00
a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Violators will be towed at
owner's expense and may be subject to fine."
||Parking Lots Nos.
2, 3 and 4. "No parking between the hours of 1:00
a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Violators will be towed at owner's
expense and may be subject to fine."
||Whoever violates any
provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and
shall be subject to the penalty provided in 408.01.
(Ord. 94 9, passed 4 25 1994)
16 PROHIBITED STANDING OR PARKING PLACES.
||No person shall stand,
place an obstruction or park a vehicle, except when necessary to
avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with the provisions
of this Traffic Code, or while obeying the directions of a police
officer or a traffic-control device, in any of the following
||On a sidewalk,
except a bicycle;
||In front of a
public or private driveway or alley;
||Within ten feet of
a fire hydrant;
||On a crosswalk;
||Within 33 feet of
the corner point of a right angle that runs along the
paved portion of the street created by the parallel
portion of all corners of both the stop street and through
||Within the greater
of that noted in division (a)(6) hereof or 20 feet from a
stop bar or a stop sign, a stop bar taking precedence;
||On any paved
portion of any street within the Village, except within
the Commercial District;
||Within 50 feet of
the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
||Within 20 feet of
a driveway entrance to any fire station and, on the side
of the street opposite the entrance to any fire station,
within 75 feet of the entrance when it is properly posted
opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such
standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street
or in the right-of-way;
||Upon any bridge or
other elevated structure upon a street, or within a street
||At any place where
signs prohibit stopping, standing or parking, or where the
curbing is painted yellow, or at any place in excess of
the maximum time limited by signs;
||Within one foot of
another parked vehicle;
||On the roadway
portion of a freeway, expressway or thruway; or
||Within three feet
of the paved portion of any street within the Village
except within the Business District.
||As used in this section:
District" means that area from 100 feet east of Mill
Street to the east side of West Street along Front Street.
triangle zone" means the area falling between the
three points represented by the right angle corner point
of the street intersection and the distances from either
of the no parking points.
means any item in the street, within the right-of-way area
or the triangle zone, that is a hazard to the public
health and welfare or that blocks the visibility of a
driver at the stop street or an oncoming vehicle driver on
a through street. "Obstruction" may include but
is not limited to fencing, rocks, tree branches, shrubs,
railroad ties, trailers and vehicles.
means that part of the public right-of-way, paved or
unpaved, that is adjacent to either side of the street.
bar" means a figure found normally on wide angled
stop streets, showing on the street surface as a white bar
with the word "Stop." A stop bar is located
between the stop sign and the entrance to the through
means that portion of the public right-of-way that is
paved, that is at a paved minimum of 17 feet wide, and
that is used for vehicular traffic.
(Ord. 96 1, passed 2 26 1996; Ord. 2001-9, passed
6-25-2001) Penalty, see 408.01, 408.02
17 MANNER OF PARALLEL AND ANGLE PARKING; DISABLED
||Every vehicle stopped or
parked upon a roadway where there is an adjacent curb shall be
stopped or parked with the right hand wheels of the vehicle
parallel with and not more than 12 inches from the curb, unless it
is impossible to approach so close to the curb; in such case, the
stop shall be as close to the curb as possible and only for the
time necessary to discharge and receive passengers or to load or
||No vehicle shall be
stopped or parked on a road or street with the vehicle facing in a
direction other than the direction of travel on that side of the
road or street.
provision of this Code, air compressors, tractors, trucks and
other equipment, while being used in the construction,
reconstruction, installation, repair, or removal of facilities
near, on, over or under a street, may stop, stand or park where
necessary in order to perform such work, provided a flagperson is
on duty, or warning signs or lights are displayed as may be
prescribed by the State.
||Special parking locations
and privileges for persons with disabilities that limit or impair
the ability to walk, also known as disabled parking spaces or
disability parking spaces, shall be provided and designated by the
Municipality and all agencies and instrumentalities thereof at all
offices and facilities where parking is provided, whether owned,
rented or leased, and at all publicly owned parking garages. The
locations shall be designated through the posting of an elevated
sign, whether permanently affixed or movable, imprinted with the
international symbol of access, and shall be reasonably close to
exits, entrances, elevators and ramps. All elevated signs posted
in accordance with this division and Ohio R.C. 3781.111(B) shall
be mounted on a fixed or movable post, and the distance from the
ground to the top edge of the sign shall measure five feet.
||Pursuant to division (d)
hereof, parking places for disabled persons are hereby established
as set forth in Appendix B, Schedule II.
||No person shall stop,
stand or park any motor vehicle at special parking locations
provided for in division (d) hereof or at special clearly marked
parking locations provided in or on privately owned parking lots,
parking garages or other parking areas and designated in
accordance with division (d) hereof, unless one of the following
||The motor vehicle
is being operated by or for the transport of a person with
a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk
and is displaying a valid removable windshield placard or
special license plates; or
||The motor vehicle
is being operated by or for the transport of a disabled
person and is displaying a parking card or special
disabled license plates.
||When a motor vehicle is
being operated by or for the transport of a person with a
disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk and is
displaying a removable windshield placard or a temporary removable
windshield placard or special license plates, or when a motor
vehicle is being operated by or for the transport of a disabled
person and is displaying a parking card or special disabled
license plates, the motor vehicle shall be permitted to park for a
period of two hours in excess of the legal parking period
permitted by the Municipality, except where a local ordinance or
police rule provides otherwise or where the vehicle is parked in
such a manner as to be clearly a traffic hazard.
||No owner of an office,
facility or parking garage where special parking locations must be
designated in accordance with division (d) hereof shall fail to
properly mark the special parking locations as required by that
division or fail to maintain the markings of the special
locations, including the erection and maintenance of the fixed or
||Nothing in this section
shall be construed to require a person or organization to apply
for a removable windshield placard or special license plates if
the parking card or special license plates issued to the person or
organization under prior law have not expired or been surrendered
||For the purpose of this
section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context
clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
person" means any person who has lost the use of one
or both legs or one or both arms, who is blind, deaf, or
so severely disabled as to be unable to move without the
aid of crutches or a wheelchair, or whose mobility is
restricted by a permanent cardiovascular, pulmonary or
other disabling condition.
a disability that limits or impairs the ability to
walk" means any person who, as determined by a
physician or chiropractor, meets any of the following
walk 200 feet without stopping to rest;
walk without the use of, or assistance from, a
brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic
device, wheelchair or other assistive device;
restricted by a lung disease to such an extent
that the person=s forced (respiratory) expiratory
volume for one second, when measured by spirometry,
is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen
tension is less than 60 millimeters of mercury on
room air at rest;
a cardiac condition to the extent that the
person's functional limitations are classified in
severity as Class III or Class IV according to
standards set by the American Heart Association;
severely limited in the ability to walk due to an
arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition.
license plates" and "removable windshield
placard" mean any license plates or removable
windshield placard or temporary removable windshield
placard issued under Ohio R.C. 4503.41 or 4503.44, and
also mean any substantially similar license plates or
removable windshield placard or temporary removable
windshield placard issued by a state, district, country or
||Where angle parking is
permitted, every vehicle parked shall be parked at an angle to the
curb so that the right front wheel of the vehicle is not more than
12 inches from the curb. All vehicles angle parking shall face in
the direction of the
(Adopting Ordinance, Ord. 72 10, passed 7 18 1972)
18 SNOW EMERGENCIES.
||In order to facilitate the cleaning of certain streets and to expedite
the free flow of vehicular traffic, motor vehicles shall not be parked on
the streets designated herein at such times as the United States Weather
Bureau records indicate that two inches of snow have fallen and that there
is a prospect of a further snowfall. All cars parked prior to the time
weather conditions prohibited parking must be removed by the owners or
operators. Any motor vehicle parked in violation of this prohibition shall
be removed at the order of the Village Administrator, and the owner or
operator thereof shall be subject to the penalty provided for a violation
of this section.
It shall be the responsibility of the owners or operators of motor
vehicles to ascertain whether or not weather conditions require the
removal of their motor vehicles from the streets designated and to remove
all cars parked in violation of this section. While the Village shall make
every effort to inform the public of the existence of weather conditions
requiring the removal of parked motor vehicles from the streets designated
herein, the owners and operators of motor vehicles parked in these areas
shall have full responsibility to determine existing weather conditions
and to remove parked motor vehicles if the weather conditions are such as
require such removal under the provisions of this section.
|| After the United States Weather Bureau records indicate that two
inches of snow have fallen and that there is a prospect of further
snowfall, the Village Administrator shall order the removal of all the
vehicles parked on the streets designated herein which have not been
removed by the owners or operators. Such vehicles shall be removed to a
motor vehicle pound as designated by the Village Administrator. Records
shall be kept by the Police Department of all vehicles removed.
|| Any person violating the provisions of this section, with respect
to failure to remove parked motor vehicles when the weather conditions
described in this section require such removal, shall be subject to the
traffic penalties provided by law for illegal parking in normally
regulated streets. In addition, where a car is towed to a motor vehicle
pound, the car shall be recovered only upon payment of the towing charges
|| The Village Administrator and the Police Department shall use all
available means of disseminating information as to the existence of
weather conditions requiring removal of parked motor vehicles from the
areas designated. Such notice shall be disseminated through all available
media to the extent feasible. The dissemination of this information,
however, shall not relieve owners or operators of motor vehicles from the
responsibility of ascertaining the existence of weather conditions
requiring the removal of parked motor vehicles from the areas designated.
|| Streets where parking is prohibited after two inches of snow have
fallen and there is a prospect of further snowfall, are as set forth in
Appendix B, Schedule III.
|| The Village Administrator shall post signs at each end of the
affected streets, on both sides, so as to remind the residents of the
Village of the existence of this section. The sign shall bear the words:
(Ord. 80 1, passed 1 14 1980) Penalty, see 408.01, 408.02 and
19 PARKING OF COMMERCIAL AND HEAVY VEHICLES.
No person shall park a school bus, commercial tractor, agricultural
tractor, bus, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer or moving van on any
street within the Village, or on property owned by the Village, except
when making delivery or picking up property or merchandise.
(Ord. 89 6, passed 4 24 1989) Penalty, see 408.01, 408.02 and
20 ANGLE PARKING OF MOTORCYCLES.
Where angle parking is permitted in the Village, motorcycles are permitted
to back into the parking places for parking purposes in addition to other
ways permitted for angle parking.
(Ord. 81 19, passed 1 11 1982)